Implementation of the BPSD Care programme reduce BPSD in home-dwelling persons with dementia.

A cluster-randomized controlled trial was performed in Tokyo, Japan. One-hundred and forty-one home-dwelling persons with dementia formed an intervention group and was compared with 142 controls. The intervention was based on the BPSD Care programme. There was a significant reducation of challenging behaviour, measured with the Neuropsychiatric Inventory, in the intervention group compared with the control group after 6 months .

Full reference: M Nakanishi, K Endo, K Hirooka, E Granvik, L Minthon, K Nägga, A Nishida. Psychosocial behaviour management program for home-dwelling people with dementia: A cluster-randomized controlled trial. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Aug 31. doi: 10.1002/gps.4784. [Epub ahead of print].